The latest sustainability news, fun, facts and reviews from the Green Elephant for 30th September 2020.
01:05 – World leaders commit to Earth’s recovery
04:30 – Key Takeaways From Climate Week 2020
34:23 – Tesco sets 300% sales target for plant-based alternatives to meat
37:05 – Flooding leaves South Sudan facing threat of “catastrophic” hunger levels
39:20 – Amazon Jeff Bezos and Microsoft are betting big on this $10 trillion clean energy breakthrough to provide unlimited energy for the planet
07:02 – WildThings documentary film – A year on the frontline of environmental activism. Learn more
09:35 – Evian Launches New Bottles Made from 100% Recycled Plastic
11:00 – Poland Spring Bottling Plant to Use Solar for 20% of Energy Needs
12:25 – ASOS launches first circular fashion collection
14:02 – Airbus reveals plans for zero-emission aircraft fuelled by hydrogen
15:28 – Proud Pour wines and cider benefit bees, oceans and coral reefs
Sustainable Technology News:
17:33 – Hydrogen-powered train makes UK maiden journey
19:10 – Food waste replaces plastic in freezer-to-oven packaging
20:30 – Dual flush toilets wasting billions of litres of water every week
22:20 – Swindon firm pioneers polystyrene recycling “breakthrough”
Environmental Sustainability News:
23:55 – NYC Metronome clock now displays deadline for irreversible global warming
25:26 – first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction.
27:39 – California votes to protect Joshua trees
29:20 – Anger as Brazil revokes mangrove protection regulations
30:18 – Talk about sustainability, environmentalism and spread the word. Share this podcast with your friends.
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Fact or Fake?
42:17 – Gulf Oil spill themed
- Gulf of Mexico oil disasters pumped over 100 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean until it was capped after 2 months
- Attempts to plug the Mexico well head included heavy mud, rubber and golf balls
- Today, the Gulf of Mexico has recovered better than expected and the seafood is safe to eat
- The Gulf of Mexico has a natural population of oil degrading bacteria which helped with the recovery
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